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good morning to you. >> good morning, matt, you mentioned a heavy, wet, packable snow. let me show you how easy it is to make a snowman. you roll the snow down the grass and look at that. it just sticks together. the roads are in pretty good shape this morning because after all it is march. we have two inches so far. temperatures in the mid-30s. that helps out and we are not going to see the totals we have had in denver and st. louis where they had the second biggest march snowstorm on record. a last dose of winter in the first days of spring. a major snowstorm that barrelled across the next's mid section. the st. louis area digging out from more than a foot of snow. tire tracks the only evidence of highway 63 in central missouri. >> we will get the biggest lump of snow right now. >> reporter: the same weather system pummelled colorado with more than a foot of snow causing a fiery pileup outside of denver.
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back in missouri, truckers along i-70 put it in park to wait out the weather. >> i have been here for over ten hours. >> reporter: the slog through the snow is capping what's been a chilly few weeks across the midwest where temperatures have been below average. a far cry from the all-time record warm temperatures for march they enjoyed last year. many frustrated people vented on-line. one student tweeting, did mother nature not get the memo. it is spring break, not winter break. another person complained, we just skipped to winter again. another went to far as to say old man winter won't die. and there have been impacts at the airport this morning. reagan national, dulles airport. airlines cancelled 55 flights and new york hubs 300 flights cancelled but as temperatures warm up to 34, 35 and we get daylight by and large the roads are in great shape across the d.c. metro area. back to you.
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>> mike seidel in maryland this morning. thank you very much. al roker is back from vacation today. quince sde coincidence? i think not. >> good morning, guys. we hope to have winter's last gasp. we have winter storm warning and winter weather advisories to talk about. let's go to the video and show you what we are talking about. not only do we have snow but severe weather, as well. this was the bay hill, arnold palmer invitational at bay hill and it cancelled play. unbelievable weather. lawn chairs thrown all over. the golf course underwater. they will have better weather today for the final round. this is at a lowe's in orlando. you had shoppers scrambling to get n. workers trying to close the door against torrential rain and damaging wind. a lot of hail and you can see
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all of the problems and then the snow side of this to talk about. st. louis picking up a record snowfall yesterday, over 12 inches of snow. indianapolis seeing a record, as well. here's the latest on the system. this is the latest radar bringing you the system. you can see the swirl. this is what will happen. we have two systems basically. one over the midwest and the other will transfer this system, all of its energy off to the atlantic. as the second system makes its way up the coast, we will see more snow being drawn in, more moisture off the atlantic but it is also warm air being brought in. so we're not looking at the snow totals we have seen the last couple of storms. good news for you in new england, you are going to get a break. three to four inches of snow from the mountains of pennsylvania in to west virginia. here in the metropolitan area, really not much to talk about. savannah? >> we are following breaking
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news in afghanistan. secretary of state john kerry is making an unannounced city of kabul after visiting iraq on sunday. andrea mitchell is traveling with the secretary. andrea, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. secretary kerry just arrived and, as you know, it was a difficult relationship with afghan's president karzai. officials on the plane say that kerry knows him well, has seen him five times -- has been to afghanistan five times as a senator and believes they can get past the difficulty, the friction of when karzai told the secretary of defense that he believes that america is conspiring with the taliban. they believe they can get past that. they know it will not be a smooth transition but they are here to work on all of those issues, the political and security issues. they are aware and supportive of karzai's statement that he is going to start working on talks
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eventually with the taliban and eventually the state department officials say will be direct talks with the taliban as long as they have laid down their arms and they are not having links to al qaeda that includes the u.s. >> thank you. now here's matt. >> there are new developments in the amanda knox case this morning. italy's top court is meeting to decide whether to overturn the acquittal for the killing of her roommate. >> reporter: it has been six years since this case began. seattle student amanda knox spent four years in jail, convicted of the murder and then acquitted. despite being virtually no evidence against her, they want to overturn the acquittal and try amanda knox again. and the case continues again. amanda knox and her then boyfriend raffaele sollecito,
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who is also convicted then acquitted of meredith kercher's murder to not have to appear in the court for the latest twist. since her release from prison in 2011. >> thank you for being there for me. >> has picked up her is studies in seattle, rebuilding her life with friends, family and a new boyfriend and a book soon to be published. prosecutors now want the court to set aside the acquittal by the appeals court can and try the case all over again. >> the only way the evidence could be characterized was absent, nonexistent, inconclusive and unreliable and revealed that a monumental wrongful conviction had occurred. >> reporter: what little dna evidence there was, the prosecutor said could tie amanda and raffaele sollecito to the murder were likely the result of contamination. still prosecutors are saying the judges who acquitted the pair made a mistake. >> they will be arguing that the evidence presented was
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overwhelmingly in favor a conviction. >> reporter: that is a tall order, not expected to make it past this hearing. if it did, though, amanda's attorney said she and her family will comply with the law. >> amanda and her parents have acted with unquestioned patience, dignity and continue to remain hopeful. >> reporter: the court should decide today whether or not it sides with the prosecution but may not announce it today. remember, amanda was also convicted of slander for saying the police mistreated her during the investigation. she is said to have served her time for that but the court may overturn that conviction. matt? >> michelle, thank you very much. new information this morning on the winning ticket from the year's largest pow per ball jackpot. >> new information, i won. >> you wouldn't be here. >> you got that right. today a lot of attention on new
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jersey where one winning ticket was sold until the fourth biggest power ball jackpot ever. ron allen is in bordentown, new jersey. a lot of excitement to say the at least. >> there's a lot of excitement but more excitement than anywhere at a liquor store in new jersey where the lottery commission just announced the winning ticket was sold. it is not anywhere near where i am and we didn't win but that's where they are and that's the lottery commissioning said they weren't aware yet who the winner is yet. no one has come forward. they have several days to do that here in new jersey. there is a possibility your name will be released to the public because the law requires that. we will find out who the winner is sometime soon. they said sign the back of the tick immediately as a security precaution and bring it in to any lottery office across the state. now we know $338 million, 221 million if you decide for the
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lump sum payment. a lot of rumors about where the ticket was bought. now we know. >> all right, ron. thank you very much. there's a collective sigh of relief in europe. during the night european finance ministers approved a $13 billion bailout for cyprus preventing a banking collapse. people with high balances will face losses. without the deal they would have faced the prospect of bankruptcy. now the latest from the new york stock exchange. good morning. >> reporter: you are right about the bailout deal for cyprus. it should be a positive influence on our market. closer to home, there are fears that the good times in farmland values may soon come to an end. if you lived in iowa you would have seen the value of your farmland soar by 90% since 2009
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sparking fears the bubble may be about to burst. twitter and google have brackets at the top though search results. those are the things happening today. pope francis celebrated his first palm sunday mass at the vatican to mark the beof holy week. today marks the start of passover. play in the arnold palmer invitational has one golfer up a tree. his tee shot on the tenth hollanded 50 feet above ground in a tree. he climbed up after it and carefully hit it to the fairway. he double bogeyed the hole and later withdrew from the tournament. when the tournament ends tiger hopes to reclaim title of number one golfer in the world. it is 7:12. back to savannah, matt, al and sergio dropped out because of a shoulder -- >> not because of the tree. >> not tree related.
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>> before the storm. >> little breezy there today. thank you so much, guys. let me show you what is going on. unseasonably cold throughout the country today. jet stream takes an unusual dip to the south. temperatures 10 to 20 below normal. as you look around much of the country, teens and 20s in the plains and warm weather in the southwest in to southern california with 80s. 83 phoenix. windy in the southeast. atlanta they have had some snow showers this morning. windy conditions later on today. we will get to the local forecast in just a moment after this message.
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7:14. i'm meteorologist, christina loren. this is beautiful san jose. we have mid-level and high clouds moving in. not a lot of fog to point out. travel cautiously. looking good. a mix of sun and clouds. 69, livermore. 69, concord. the next couple of days, shower chances starting tuesday all the way through sunday of this week. >> and >> and that's your latest weather. >> the u.s. supreme court is tasking on the issue of same-sex marriage this week and people on both sides of the issue are lining up outside the court this morning. pete williams is there. good morning to you. >> reporter: it's been a long, cold, wet night of waiting for people outside of the court that hope to get a seat inside. some have been here since
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thursday and the arguments start tomorrow. the court hears a challenge to two laws, proposition 8 that stops same-sex marriage in california and defense of marriage act that blocks the federal government from recognizing it but for the people at the heart of the case, it is simple. they just want to get married. this couple has been together 13 years and raised four boys now ages 18 to 24. what they most want to be is married. >> we love each other. we are a family. we want to experience the same societial acceptance. >> along with a gay couple who says proposition 8 passed by voters in 2008 to stop same-sex marriage in the state is unconstitutional. >> the state is excluding people based on who they are, based on sexual orientation from an incredibly important institution in this country for no good reason. >> reporter: prop 8 defenders say allowing same-sex couples to
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wed could weaken the institution of marriage. >> it is difficult for americans and our public policy and culture to emphasize the fact that mothers and fathers are necessary when the law says they are optional. >> reporter: an 83-year-old widow from new york is challenging another law, the defense of marriage act. it blocks federal recognition of same-sex couples in states where they are allowed to marry, denying them about 1,000 federal benefits that other married couples get. when her spouse died and left her the estate she got a bill from the irs for $363,000. >> i lost the love of my life and i was heart sick. and this incredible expense. >> reporter: after president obama declared the law unconstitutional, republicans came in though defend doma. the case comes in a different political climate than four years ago when prop 8 became law. an example, yesterday republican
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adviser karl rove said in the next election he could see pub one of the republican candidates favoring same-sex marriage. >> we will be covering a lot next week. thank you very much. an apology from the irs over a training video that parodied star trek and paid for by taxpayer money. kelly o'donnell is in washington with more on that story. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. well, anytime your tax money is wasted, it's frustrating but especially so when it is the irs that's accused of poor judgment. a congressional committee found this star trek spoof didn't have any training value in it at all. to boldly go hollywood. ♪ the irs spent $60,000. >> captain log. >> reporter: making two videos including this elaborate "star trek" parody. >> sorry about the uniforms, the
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dry cleaner gave us the wrong order. >> how fast can you get out of here. >> reporter: and of course mr. spock. but they aren't actors. no they are the tax men. >> russia, i dream someday i'd be rich and famous. >> me too. that's why i became a public servant. >> reporter: the irs says the video was made for a 2010 employee conference. >> that's right, sir. pennies on a dollar. >> reporter: the house oversight committee demanded the irs turn over the video and explain how much was spent. congressman said the star trek video did not contain meaningful training content and called it expensive silliness. >> the american people will see it and be dismayed and disappointed and be like i knew those guys were wasting my money. >> reporter: the irs responded saying, in part, there's no
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mistaking that this video did not reflect the best stewardship of resources and a video of this type would not be made today. for that $60,000 they made a gilligan's island spoof but they found it did have training value. the irs says by making videos they can save money by getting information to the public or their employees. they have their own you tube channel that has had 4 million views. matt? >> all right. thank you very much. a couple of comments. but it is the irs so perhaps keep them to myself. >> especially this time of the year. to a safer topic, college basketball, the under dog has done it again in the ncaa basketball tournament busting a lot of brackets in the process. willie is here with more on the cinderella story. >> i should have listened last week when you told me florida gulf coast university. bet the ranch on it.
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most of us hadn't heard of the place 72 hours ago and now the school pulled off another big upset. >> they are going to the sweet 16! >> reporter: cinderella is still dancing. the florida gulf coast university eagles knocking off san diego state last night 81-71 to become the first team in ncaa history to go from 15 seed to the sweet 16. >> we made history. >> reporter: another big win for the relatively unknown university in fort meyers, florida, which opened its doors just 16 years ago when some joked the school had more alligators than students. >> they are getting their name on the map now and it will mean better students, more enrollments and more money in to the school. >> reporter: sunday's win follows their stunning bracket busting on friday night over second seeded power house georgetown. >> it's insane. i don't think that anyone
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expected it. >> reporter: friday's game earned the eagles and fort meyers a new nickname and new theme song "dunk city." a school outside no one outside of southwest florida knew about until friday is now making national headlines. >> everything speaks for itself. i'll say my campus made history and i was there for it. >> next up they get the big boys in their own state, the university of florida. a lot of people say it was a tough matchup. so was georgetown, and the teem thing is they play with confidence. they are not intimidated at all. they look great and are for real. >> tweets from their fans. >> thank you very much. coming up, jerry sandusky's first interview since his conviction. we will talk to the controversial filmmaker who spoke to him. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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lopez officers are looking for a white jeep lib birterty, 2006, 440. a picture of two babies are kissing on the back. an amber alert for a tn-month-old girl, gabriella milton contero. get in touch with authorities. we want to check the forecast with christina loren. taking a live look at san jose. highs will be comfortable. we have rain chances starting tomorrow lasting all the way
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through the end of the week and the week end. keep that in mind, our only dry day. 69 for livermore, 64 in fremont and 64 in san francisco. we are going to stay level. check your drive with mike. the east bay, a pretty typical build. your typical troubled spots, 880 and the like. we are looking over towards the peninsula. major delays along the rails. there is a bus bridge between mountainview and menlo park. it sounds like someone was killed in the northbound direction. a smooth drive for the freeways. north 101 at interstate 80, a crash just clearing. big backup coming up in that area. our next local news update. we will see you again at 7:56.
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those are the smooth sounds of usher, who is preparing for his debut as a coach on "the voice." coming up, why he decided to join the show and what he feels can he offer the could be test ants. he's the guy who took justin bieber under his wing. 7:30, march 25th, 2013, i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer. also deck shepherd opens up a way his wife let their dying father meet his grandchild. it's been almost a year since jerry sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing boys. during the trial he decided not to testify. now is he speaking out.
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we get his take on a lot of issues including mike mcqueary who was a star witness against him. >> i think there's a lot of things that transpired. you know, i think these investigators, the way they went about business, you know, his story changed a lot. i think he said some things, and then it escalated on him even. >> john zeigler conducted the documentary on joe paterno he's working on. good morning. >> thank you matt. >> you wrote an open letter to the media yesterday, a preemptive strike against what you think will be a lot of criticism coming your way because of these interviews and what you've come, or the conclusions you've come to. why did you write that letter? >>le with, i know the media really well, matt. i've devoted most of my career
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to analyzing the media, and i personally believe the media in this particular case has an agenda they don't want to hear what the truth is. this has been a rush to judgment from the beginning and i know i'm going to get attacked from everybody. >> when you say this has been a rush to judgment from the very beginning after over a year of examining your case and your conversations with jerry sandusky in person and by phone do you believe he was wrongly convicted? >> well, jerry sandusky already had his day in court, but -- >> do you believe he was wrongly convicted? >> i've written extensively about this at our website. my focus is on joe paterno. >> i understand but it helps me with perspective in the interview. >> jerry sandusky had his day in court, joe paterno never did. i'm trying to get joe paterno his day. >> do you think jerry sandusky is a pedophile? >> i have no doubt jerry sandusky was guilty of many if not all of the things he was accused of.
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i do believe there were due process problems with the file. >> your main problem with some of the evidence brought against jerry sandusky has to do with victim number two, the guy for our viewers so they remember, the guy mike mcqueary testified he saw in a shower with jerry $. the question of what happened came up in the courtroom. do you think mike mcqueary testified truthfully in the trial about the incident number two with jerry sandusky. >> depends on which version of his testimony you believe. i don't believe that mike mcqueary is lying. i think a large part is over ten years your memory changes and when a prosecution is desperate for a witness they might twist your arm a little bit and it's important to keep in mind they didn't have as much information about jerry sandusky in 2001 as we do now and i think as far as victim two is concerned that's the big news out of my interview. i know who victim two is, and his identity. >> let me interrupt, we've made the agreement because of nbc standards we are not going to
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identify victim number two. >> i'm fine with that but there are important points about what victim two did the year of 2011 that shed entirely new light on that mcqueary episode. he publicly in his own name said the accusers of jerry sandusky are not to be believe and jerry sandusky has the greatest this ing that happened to him. he gave a police interview saying jerry sandusky never molested me and on the day joe paterno was fired this is an interview he gave to a former police officer saying nothing happened in the shower and mcqueary is lying and investigators got him to lie. >> the victim never testified against jerry sandusky so his credibility never directly impacted the trial. the jurors never heard from victim number two. >> that's what's quite remarkable. the entire case against joe paterno, that's why i'm doing the documentary the framing of
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joe paterno, this is not a conspiracy theory i'm talking about and hopefully the larger documentary, this is all about joe paterno alleged's culpability which i don't believe the facts back up. >> go back to mike mcqueary, what would his motive have been to not tell the truth, did he want to be infamous and unemployed? that's how he ended up. >> the real sit i don't know that mike mcqueary is lying. we've focused on the wrong conversation. we've always focused on the mcqueary/paterno conversation. it w it was the sandusky/and tim curley situation. >> here is jerry sandusky talking about what is it or didn't happen in the shower with victim number two. let's play it.
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here is a statement from the attorneys for victim number two released to nbc "jerry sandusky is a convicted child predator giving interviews from prison. our cleents, including victim two, have heard enough from jerry sandusky. er this focused on healing and holding penn state accountable for choosing to protect jerry sandusky and themselves instead of protecting children from years of horrific sexual abuse." >> i find it interesting they don't say anything what happened in the shower. i believe after reading this statement that victim two has not changed his story on what happened that incredibly important night from penn state and joe paterno's perspective.
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i believe he changed his interpretation of the facts. by the way i think it's quite possible he was abused. i'm not saying he wasn't abused. i'm not saying he's lying. i'm saying he's telling the truth that november 9th, 2011, joe paterno was rail roaded here. >> you asked jerry sandusky if paterno had a suspicion you were a pedophile would he have let you coach two more years? here's what he said? the paer this know family released a statement to us sunday night through a lawyer. they feel it's important to make it clear they had no role in obtaining or releasing this recording. any attempt to use this recording as a defense of joe paterno is misguided and inappropriate. if his own family saying this, why are you sure your cause is a just cause? >> well that statement i found to be sad, heartbreaking for me, considering i put a year of my life into this with no
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compensation, no thought of compensation, only wanted to do one thing which was to find out what the truth of this matter was, joe paterno's dying wish and i have done everything i could possibly do to try to find out the truth of this matter and i think we're much closer today because this is a three and a half hours of interviews i've done with the central figure in this story, how in the world you can possibly get to the truth of this matter without talking to the central figure on the record as i have done from the perspective -- >> keep in mind he had a chance to speak in court and chose not to testify. >> that's right. when people see the full three and a half hours if they look at the three and a half hours of my interview with jerry sandusky and they believe joe paterno was culpable here i will be stunned. i have done everything i can to get to the truth and i have also consulted with the paterno family sex crimes expert from before and after this interview and in fact asked questions based upon what he wanted me to ask sandusky. >> let's leave it at that. john ziegler appreciate your time. >> thank you, matt. let's get a check of the
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weather now from al. >> matt, thank you so much. as we look at the week ahead, cooler weather here in the east but temperatures will eventually start to cool down as you can see we're looking at snow in parts of the east, below normal temperatures, really the eastern two-thirds of the country above normal temperatures out west as we enter the midweek period temperatures warm up out west but below normal from the great lakes and southeast. temperatures normalize in the mid section of the country. the warmth spreads but we have the good monday morning. 7:39. beautiful san francisco. mostly cloudy. that's the story today. temperatures are going to be a touch cooler because of the limited sunshine. 69 on the way for livermore. 64, fremont, 62, oak town today. 60 degrees in san francisco. starting tomorrow, the jetstream takes a significant drop. that's going to keep an
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battle of naz rhea. 18 marines were killed in what became known as ambush alley. they're together again, a decade later, marines who fought in the battle of nazahiya, some a little heavier, some starting to gray, say in many ways the battle and the war defined them. they were young. like 25-year-old carlos rodriguez. i was at his side in the sand as we pushed forward. >> it's like a movie that you actually lived it. >> reporter: he's now 30 and a prison guard. what did you think about the fact there was a live television camera there with you? >> we knew that we was making history. >> reporter: why so many like devlin rib i don't knowson still carry pictures on their phones. lance corporal jose torres was hit behind from a sniper. >> got medevaced flat lining three times and spent four and a half weeks in a coma and they told me i would never walk again. >> reporter: here you are
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walking at the reunion. how does it feel? >> amazing. >> reporter: this was the first war with embedded reporters who shared their phones with the wounded. >> i'm okay. >> reporter: also jamie used his phone to call his mom. >> i said i wanted to let my mom know i was alive. >> reporter: many did die. at arlington national secretary hugs and tears. for the first time marines who fought together grieved with the parents of their marine brothers who did not come home. ♪ we can rest in peace as we are the chosen ones ♪ >> that trace adkins song was written for patrick "pat" nixon who died. that battle is in the history books and required for every marine officer who goes forward. >> you were there, kerry sanders thanks for bringing the story of
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back at 7:51 now an interesting exhibit at new york's museum of modern art features oscar winner tilda swinton sleeping in a glass box, it's called the maybe and she sleeps in that for the course of the day. >> she did it on saturday, she didn't show up sunday, apparently part of the art is that she can come whenever she wants. twitter lit up. people were going gaga over it. >> when she's not there, david blaine is there. >> i was going to offer to fill in. >> she's sleeping? can you imagine all those eyes on you? >> all i can think about how many times i'd have to get up during the course of the day if i were in that exhibit. coming up, usher. ♪
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a ten-month-old baby girl. arturo? >> marla, we are actually on the 2300 block of amador court where it started around 7:00 this morning. more an a dozen police cruisers out here on the scene and police officers swarming around the neighborhood. they are trying to find ten-month-old gabrielle contrero. that liberty has a sticker on the back of the window of two babies kissing. the sticker is on the real window. we have a license plate number to give you, 6bwk 440. they believe the suspect is hispanic, light complex and her hair is in a bun and carrying a target bag. an amber alert has been issued
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for ten-month-old gabriella c t contero. thank you so much. we will be back with our next update in about 30. we'll see you again at 8:26. back to the "today" show. see you soon. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need for easter. we know you look around for the best deals, that's why we give you real big club card deals each week. right now a juicy smoked shank half ham is just 99 cents a pound. let's bake. safeway sugar is $1.97 for four pounds. and chobani greek yogurt is just a buck. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life.
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we're back now 8:00 on a monday morning, the 25th day of march, 2013. kind of a cloudy, gray day here in new york city with rain and snow expected a little later on but we have a huge spring break crowd out on the plaza. nice to see all these people. by the way, there is a big crowd across the street at the nbc experience because usher is there as the pop superstar prepares to take his seat on the coaches panel on the season premiere of "the voice" tonight. we'll catch up with ush ear and carson daily. >> wherever he goes he brings that red chair. also coming up the story of the actor jack shepherd's touching tribute to his father. not before he got to spend time with shepherd's unborn child. we'll have more on the touching story coming up. on a lighter note, it is our final installment of magic
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monday. we've got three finalists who are going to be performing their best illusions in front of master illusionist david copperfield. >> he's got a bit of a surprise for them. >> yes he does. >> natalie is on vacation, we've got tamron hall at the news desk with a look at the headlines. >> hi there everyone, good morning. it's a stormy monday for a big chunk of the east coast today, winter weather advisories and warnings are up from illinois, east to the carolinas and north to new york city. this is the same spring storm that pummeled the midwest over the weekend causing multiple car pile-ups and road closings. hundreds of flights have already been canceled at washington, d.c., and new york area airports. secretary of state john kerry touched down on a surprise visit to afghanistan this morning. he just arrived from a trip to iraq. he's not expected to front front afghan hamid karzai over his charge that the u.s. aconspiring with the taliban.
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control of the prison has been a major stumbling block in u.s./afghan relations. postal workers are fighting to keep saturday delivery. demonstrators or demonstrations have turned out in post offices around the country to protest planned cutbacks. the post office lost $16 billion last year and would save $2 billion by stopping delivery of first class mail on saturday. packages would still be delivered. congress is blocking any cutbacks in deliveries until the end of september. on the eve of the supreme court taking up california's gay marriage ban a violent protest against same-sex marriage broke out in paris. hundreds of thousands of demonstrators spilled out sunday protesting a proposed law that allows gays to marry and adopt children. polls show the majority of french people support gay marriage but their numbers are shrinking. a magic monday for somebody out there a single ticket will claim the $338 million powerball
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jackpot the winning ticket was sold in new jersey, the lump sum payout $221 million. there are also 13 tickets out there worth $1 million each and now for a look at what's trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online, a big topic on yahoo! the late vidal sassoon disinherited his 41-year-old adopted son. david was left out of the $130 million fortuna long with his three ex-wives. vidal sassoon died last may after battling leukemia. baby's first stand, this new arrival at the zoological conservation center in greenwich, connecticut, is all legs, both she and her mom are endangered rothschild giraffes, getting lots of love online. and a dog may be asking who is the boss. this cat knows how to take the dog for a walk, leash and all, in this case at least the dog's best friend is a cat.
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it is now 8:04 and al is up with the weather. i don't know if your friend is ever someone who has a leash around your neck but okay. >> well, hey, you know, depends on the situation i guess. nuf said. hey, what's the deal here? what is this thing? >> we're from kingsford oxford school in west fort hartford school and we're in the "usa today" mascot contest and this is wyvern. >> looks more like a dragon than an underdog. nice to see you. let's check your weather and see what's happening. look at this, so far for washington, d.c., they've had less than two inches of snow, normally 15 inches, more than a foot below where they should be. new york city on the other hand is ahead of the game, 16.1 inches of snow, we're almost an inch and a half above where we should be for the season. let's check out today, we got
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that storm system making its way through the ohio river valley, it will transfer its energy off to the east coast, no big problems, maybe three to four inches of snow around the alleghenys and the appalachians, some clouds in the pacific northwest, plenty of sunshine through the gulf coast on into the southwest. meredith kerche happy monday. i'm meteorologist christina loren taking a live look at san francisco. looking pretty good here. a mix of sun and clouds, turning mostly cloudy before the day is done. 68 in san jose, 65 degrees for concord, about 60 in the city today. not too bad. right on track with seasonal averages. bringing us showers as we head through tuesday, slight chance of rain wednesday through sunday. home you have a fantastic workweek. >> and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you so much. coming up next, music superstar usher will join us and tell us what to expect when he joins the cast of "the voice" as the judge.
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♪ without you, without you today, just a little bit of excitement at the nbc speernls. first nbc is excited because "the voice" is back starting tonight and a lot of these people are excited because the newest coach on the show, usher, is here with us at the experience this morning. great to see you. >> great to see you too, matt.
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>> when i heard you were joining the coaches panel, i thought here is a good fit, knows how to identify and mentor talent. >> absolutely. i've become territorial. you're standing on my chair. >> sorry i didn't mean that. >> no. this is something i really do enjoy doing, being a mentor and also speaking from experience, years and years of experience and you know for me, "the voice" is one of the most important parts of being an entertainer. >> the rest i think you said is the icing on the cake. if you can dance, that's great but what is going to give you longevity is having a great voice. >> it's the mantra my vocal coach really instilled in me earlier. it's great to be able to dance, as i still do and will always, but the voice is the one thing that lasts forever. >> what about the competitive side of this. obviously you've got an eye for talent and you like to bring talent along, but there's a part of this show where you've got to be ultracompetitive with the other coaches.
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>> well, there you have the gift and the curse. the curse, you have to, you know, convince them to come with you. >> right. so let's say i've just gotten up on speech and nailed my performance and you want me on your team, convince me, usher, that i should join team usher. >> convince you? >> go ahead. >> the first thing i have to make you aware of you are an incredible talent. >> thank you. >> and i really am happy -- >> what did you like so much about me? >> what did i like so much about you? just the way that you articulated yourself. in my opinion i think that you need a coach that really understands how to nurture your talent. you've heard from the rest of them, you need to rock with the best of them. >> all right and you're going to be through thick and thin. >> absolutely. these are the moments that make or define an entire career. >> and so i've got to take this opportunity while it's presented. >> you're actually selling the point. >> because shakira is telling me the same thing over there. >> it's in spanish. >> didn't understand a word.
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are you still learning in the business after all the years you've been doing it? >> you never stop learning. that's the true evolution of an artist, what you see, where you go, what you feel becomes a part of your experience and this is another chapter in the long career i plan to have. >> carson daily, host of "the skro voice" is here as well. >> usher is the model, the producer of the show, needs to understand not just discovering it but building it. he and shakira were fans of "the voice." >> chemistry works out between the four? >> the best episode of "the voice" is tonight. >> that's a lot to live up to. >> shakira, blake and adam. >> i'm thrilled to be part of your team. >> don't doubt it for one second. >> all right. we want to mention to people "the voice" back on tv on nbc
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tonight, 8:00/7:00 central time and tomorrow night at the same time, check it out, carson daily, usher, good to see you both. >> matt, thanks. to an emotional story from actor jack shepherd. the "parenthood" star opens up about the touching moment his dying father met his unborn child. do xa shepherd is known for playing the jokester on shows like punked. >> dax, that is me. >> reporter: and in movies like "employee of the month." >> i didn't see you sitting there. >> reporter: he stars on nbc's "parenthood" as the somewhat clueless crosby who doesn't always know what he's doing as a father. >> you think you handled it? >> yeah, maybe not entirely. >> reporter: but the 38-year-old surprised fans this week with a serious and emotional blog sharing the last days of his own father who died last year after a four-month bat well cancer. shepherd writes "we were two
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great minds with one single thought, get into the end zone gracefully." as shepherd sat with his dying father his pregnant fiance access kristen bell paid a surprise visit introducing grandfather to the grandchild he would never meet. "he was smiling from ear to ear, sitting contently, unable to put together a sentence, but still capable of connecting to the new family member we were creating." >> we're used to getting to know celebrities through short tweets, that's how we think we know them. when you read a huge essay that's almost 1,000 words and it just feels more intimate and that's why this touched so many people. >> reporter: shepherd and bell, who he already calls his wife, are one of hollywood's most likeable couples, off the screen and on. >> terrible on the eyes -- >> reporter: their baby due this spring has already given shepherd a moment with his father he says he'll never forget. "if i live to be a thousand, i will still be in debt to my wife
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for giving him that one last thrill." gracefully moving from his real world role as a son to his next role as a father. for "today," nbc news, los angeles. ♪ we move on, it is monday and you no he what that means, "magic mondays with david copperfield." >> we have our three finalists this morning in the studio, kayla drescher from boston, jeff praist from buffalo, illinois and ben jackson from houston, texas. welcome to all of you, david copperfield is here as well. >> thanks very much, good to be here. >> before we go any further we have on the line this amazing "today" show trophy. you want to add something to the kitty. >> we'll fly the winner with a friend or guest to las vegas to see my show, all of the new stuff at the mgm and tour of my
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secret museum. >> he's going to cut you in half at the end of that. >> they're going to cut me in half. >> the stakes just got higher so we've got all of our finalists here and we want to start with you, kayla. how long have you been doing magic? >> since i was 7 years old and now i'm 22, 23. >> do you want to make this your living? >> absolutely. yep. >> you've got something is it a bottle cap? >> you got it. sure. >> hello, my name is kayla and besides doing magic i'm a bartender. you learn to make and serve a lot of different beverages but the thing i probably serve the most is beer. this is a heineken, probably my favorite bottle to look at because it's my favorite color. however it's not a very popular beer. we don't serve a lot of it. for example, matt are you a big sign ken drinker? >> huge. >> wonderful. i would have thought although it was what about 25 years ago you were hosting "talk of the town"
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in boston. i would have thought your time there might have made you enjoy the sam adams. >> pretty good. i like sam adams, too. the boston brew. maybe you're into something that's a little bit lighter, we could do a mich ultra. >> you're good. >> and maybe a lighter beer but mich ultra, that's fine, we could do a bud light. >> very nice, kayla. >> you have a wine cork in there. >> maybe beer isn't your thing as you mentioned maybe wine is more your paench beverabeverage your bartender i'd love to get you whatever you'd like. thank you. >> nice job. mr. copperfield what do you think? >> natural objects, things she's using part of her life and some very important, objects we understand so that's a great plus and a lot of confidence. >> what about her presence? >> obviously very, very good.
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>> jeff you're next. >> all right, perfect, so at the university i have a big problem, whenever you take out a back of gum people flock towards you. they want a piece and gum isn't cheap. friend suggested i carry a pack of gum with only one piece gum and no one would take my last piece. as a magician, catch the pack of gum, it will never leave my hands but if i snap it can become a totally full pack. and that is actually real gum. i will take a piece and you can see it's real gum, check it out. >> thank you very much, would you like? >> sure, i'd love some. >> it's not a heineken, but -- >> a mento instead? all right, thank you. >> very nice. jeff, congratulations. david, what do you think? >> natural object talking about his experience and his life, and he's also very talented magic inventor as you can see. he invented that piece of magic
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himself. >> this is not a trick that you, sorry, illusion that you have seen before. >> no, this is brand new. >> jeff, very well done. >> thank you. >> i'm going to chew gum for the rest of the segment in honor of your trick. >> ben, you are next. tell us about you. >> i live in houston, texas, doing magic ten years and love sl sleight of hand close-up magic. i think about you all the time, you're on my fridge back in texas. by the birth announcements and save the dates. picture of natalie, matt, savannah al. i'll take that picture and followed is t once and twice and savannah, print your initials by your picture. >> anywhere? >> you got it, beautiful job, fantastic. here's the idea. i'll take this picture like this and actually tear it into four piece. no offense, you're thinking geez, when did matthew mcconaughey start doing magic,
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right? no of course i'm not matthew, because i'm still wearing this shirt so can you take out your hand for me. put your other hand on top and squeeze the pieces tight. how blown away would you be if the pieces are together in your hand. >> i'd be blown away. >> done. even your hand, boom, back to one piece. sometimes in life things get turned inside out just like that. traysy, traysy, and whose signature is that? >> those are my initials. >> that belongs to you. thank you so much. >> well done. nice job. what do you think? >> customized magic for you, using a prop you could relate to, and the twist ending and very nicely presented. thank you. >> thank you very much. give it a little thought here, david, because again it's not just for the "today" show trophy anymore, it's for a trip for two to las vegas to see your show.
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>> that's right. well, you're all talented or else you wouldn't be here. they all win, don't you think? i'm forced to pick one person and i think young lady kayla is go to go to las vegas with a friend because she did a great job. you guys did a great job, too, and also have more women doing magic also is a great thing. we like to see more of that. >> kayla, come on over. fantastic. what does this mean to be chosen by david copperfield to become the next great magician? >> it was already an honor to be chose within my fellow peers to come on the show and that was amazing and this is great, i'm so excited. >> you're hoping david will let you in on some of his secrets? >> i wouldn't mind, yes. >> we saw one of your illusions, do you have an entire act? are you kind of at that level yet? >> i am. i'm performing regularly doing different parlor shows, i've been doing stage magic since i could basically walk on a stage
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so i have whole acts and especially as a bartender we love to do magic at the bar, entertain the guests, it's a blast. >> david how important is it to you to encourage this next generation? >> extremely important especially doing unique things, all three of them terrific, new, unique magic. >> kayla, congratulations. ben and jeff thank you so much for participating. we give them a hand as well and keep up your pursuit of magic. we all appreciate it. david thank you so much over the last couple of weeks being on the plaza. >> thank you. >> david copperfield. and we're back right after these messages and your local news.
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it is 8:26. that breaking news is an amber alert in the south bay. we're just getting a picture of the child involved. this is 1-year-old girl. police say she was taken around 6:43 this morning outside a home on amador court near story and jackson. a live look at the scene, inside a 2006 white jeep liberty when she was taken. police are now looking for that vehicle with california license number 6 bwk 440. officers say hispanic female in her 30s with hair in a bun was last seen driving that jeep. call police if you see anything to that nature this morning. 8:26. we also have breaking news when it comes to the morning commute. >> that's right. the rail. mass transit update. cal tran between san antonio and california, north through palo alto basically, expect major delays system wide. i expect the train speeds through that area.
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earlier a crash sounds like it killed somebody on the track through the area. the investigation continues. slow drive through the peninsula, san mateo, slow 101 from san bruno to san francisco due to a series of crashes. back to you. >> thank you very much. once again an amber alert in the south bay. they are looking for a white jeep cherokee. another local news update in half an hour.
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♪ i want to you rock me, rock me ♪ 8:30 on this monday morning the 25th of march, 2013, start of easter week. passover begins today. looking at the weather you might think it was january, we have storms in a big part of the country this morning, cold temperature ss hanging on. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer, al roker and tamron hall in for natalie this morning. this is a fun segment we always fling philip galanis in, talks about sticky social situations and this morning the topics include everything from your easter menu to problems with your kids' carpool and we'll talk about that in a couple of minutes. >> you get a sneak look at the
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request ez? >> i know but it says here. >> oh. >> i thought they let him see and not us. making over your life and making money in 48 hours. you won't believe what you can do with all of the clutter including putting it in a trashbag. savannah and i were talking i'd love to do this segment. 48 hours, get rid of the clutter. >> and get some cash in the meantime. nothing wrong with that. nbc's sci-fi thriller "revolution" coming back tonight, what will you expect to see? we're told that one of the principals will not be making it back for next week. >> everybody who is going to be here for episode two. >> not so fast. damon burke is standing by. >> first you have some answering to do about the weather. >> i have some explaining to do. d.c. t is snowing on the white
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house lawn, u.s. capitol looking a little snowy as well so it's not going to amount to much, mostly on grassy surfaces, one to three inches. let's show you what we're looking at as far as today's weather is concerned, the storm system coming through the ohio river valley into the mid-atlantic states, windy in the northeast, airport delays, windy through the southeast, wind gusts in atlanta 40 miles per hour. tomorrow rain and snow showers in the sbeinterior northwest. plenty of mild weather from florida, gulf coast beautiful, southwest looking good, too, with temperatures in the 80s. and lots of sunshine. that's what's going on in the 8:32 on monday morning. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. a weather system offshore is going to continuously pump clouds into the bay area. high pressure still in control. that means highs today will reach the 60s and 70s. you will notice those clouds thickening up all morning long.
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keep that in mind. not exactly dealing with a lot of sunshine for today. highs will be comfortable, 69 degrees. on the way to livermore talking about 67 in beautiful san jose. as we head through the week slight chance for showers starting tomorrow all the way through easter sunday. >> that is your latest weather. >> billy burke one of the stars of "revolution." good morning to you. >> hello. >> the premises what would you do if the lights went out if all the electricity was gone. it's been a hit for nbc. why do you think people have caught on to the series? >> in my opinion and it's really just kind of a show about how ridiculously simple life is. you just try to stay alive and take care of the things you care about. >> you seem to do really well with no electricity. i need hot showers and air conditioning and stuff like that, you seem to go through it without any problems. >> that's why we call it acting. >> in the real world i would
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suck. >> at least you get a chopper, that's got to change things. >> everything gets flipped upside down this part of the season. the quest for danny is over, we've found him and now the title kicks in. it's actually the revolution starts now. >> matt mentioned someone biting the dust tonight. >> somebody's going to kick it. >> yeah. >> someone's kicking it. i can't tell you who. but i'm standing here. >> you'll be here next week. >> actually you were supposed to be with us back earlier last year but you were here when hurricane sandy -- >> that's correct, i actually got stuck in, we shoot the show in north carolina and i got stuck there, couldn't make it on the plane to get here. so it's good to be here. >> we're happy to have you back. you personally and back on the network as well. nice to have you, billy, it's a pleasure. >> thank you so much. >> you are going to stick around and talk to kathie lee and hoda in the 10:00 hour. >> absolutely.
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>> "revolution" returns tonight at 9:00 central time, 10:00 eastern right here on nbc. >> what's with the central time zone? >> this time i'm leading with the central time zone. up next, awkward social
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at rifle of spring means a lot of us will be attending more family gatherings and more delicate social situations. >> philip galanis who writes the social cues column for "the new york times." >> starting you out easy warmup the social q muscles, i ask my sister-in-law if i can bring my mother's famous glazed ham to her easter dinner. she told me she had it covered. i know it's her party and rude to press, but this ham is really
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good. can i take one more try? if so, how? >> i would say no. >> she kind of said it. >> these guys have got it. >> i say you can send that ham to me. i'll take it. you don't go back on that. >> on big family dinners, don't be the problem in the room. make the ham and let your own family enjoy it. >> exactly. >> a nice side dish. the ham is the main course. >> not about you. two, now we're going to ratchet it up a little. my neighbor and i take turns driving our kids to school. lately my kids come home telling me that she yells at her kids for most of the drive, and it's stressful for my kids. how should i speak with her about this? >> you can't. she's not yelling at your kids, she's yelling at her kids. >> that's right, she's just yelling at her kids but your children are feeling the stress.
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tamron is saying -- >> avoid the situation and get a new carpool. >> if you're a really good friend i think you could say something. you know what, the manner in which you're speaking to your kids are getting my kids worked up. >> i'm with al. depends how good a friend you are. if you are it's not the best way for my kids to start their school day. is there any way we can take it down a notch. >> anyone with kids knows it's not easy and there can be hard stretches so trying a little tenderness with the woman next door and going over and sympathizing with her and being maybe she needs some support and someone to vent with. >> and send her a glazed ham. butter her up. >> because it's really good. >> sa bottle of chardonnay. >> then she'd be driving drurveg. >> a girlfriend invited me to her wedding without a date. i'm single.
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normally i wouldn't mind but this is a whole weekend of wedding activities and i don't feel like doing the whole thing alone. can i ask about bringing someone? >> i think so. >> absolutely. >> yes. >> why not? >> in the old system, let me tell you something, people, the expense, the choreographing their big day. >> this was not a mistake that you were invited alone. this was thought out and i think you have to abide by the wishes of the bride and groom. >> but the same with the crazy uncle. you need a date. >> a slight middle ground. you could say listen i'm a little nervous about doing this whole weekend by myself. maybe especially if there's travel, and she can either say to new that case bring someone or if she doesn't because it's not a mistake, she can at least be a little more thoughtful about where you're sitting in the room and that sort of thing. >> she wouldn't invite one-half of a couple because you're not married doesn't mean you don't have a significant other. >> it happens a lot looking at
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numbers for your wedding and every head costs you a lot of money. >> or she could just not go. >> got time for one more? >> not really. >> well -- >> quickly. >> my daughter in middle school is anti-fur. i am not and bought a coat with a sheared mink collar. to avoid a fight i told her it was fake and she believes me. will i get away with this? should i confess or pretend i'm surprised when the truth comes out? >> wrong, wrong, wrong. >> bad, bad, bad. >> deception never the right course. >> true enough. and you can make it a great moment about teaching your daughter how good people can disagree about things. >> exactly. >> tamron and i are right. you're going to write the opposite column. how to clean up the clutt
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we are pack at 8:44, spring cleaning can be a daunting task. what if we told you your clutter can be turned into cold hard cash. jill martin author of the book "the weekend makeover" shows one homeowner how it is done. >> your weekend assignment is makeover. are you ready to make money without leaving the house? >> absolutely. >> all right, let's go. all right so show us what's in this office. >> this office becomes the catch-all. >> is this stuff you'd give away or consign? fine leather pants i'm taking these. i could get money for these. lots of really good condition twin sheet sets. >> maybe we could donate these. people don't realize how much money there is to be made in old jewelry. so show me what you have. >> this is a ring that i just never wear. >> fits me perfectly. this is some closet. i know i could find something in
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here. what do you have i could consign, spare a bag or two. >> what about this? >> i love that. let's see what we could get for this. >> we do a lot of decorating. >> a lot of ornaments, a mish mash of wherever clutter can fit in among everything, i have this. >> your wedding dress in giant tupperware? >> i know. >> we hit the jackpot. we're outside you shed and i know we're going to find some stuff in here. >> yes, years of clutter. >> stuff. >> thanks, aamy. we'll make you some money. >> sounds good. >> i'm going to ride back. good seat, though. >> good luck. >> and jill is with us now. so 48 hours and you can declutter us? >> i feel like so many people it's so hard to get rid of things and it's really that first thing, it's like how do i start and so this is giving you the ability to start by monday morning so when monday hits you're already on a roll.
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>> so what do you do? a treadmill a lot of people including myself it's collecting dust at home. >> we have so many things we don't know where to put it. amy said where do i start. she put this on craigslist, and she got $50 for it on craigslist but the thing is, you think only $50. they came to her house and picked it up. so it's decluttering, taking it out. it's the moving cost so craigslist, $50 it's easy, put it on the site and sell it there. >> next the wedding dress. >> okay, i do now i don't. she had this wedding dress, happily married but had it in tupperware in the basement. what are you saving your wedding dress for? so many women emotionally have trouble parting with this. she sold it $510 is what we think we'll get. originally $600, the company takes 15%. if you're divorced or didn't work out why are you holding on to the wedding dress? they also take bridesmaids
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dresses, and we have those that we'd rather not have they'll buy them and take 15%. >> the website is called idonowi >> this is a riot, going through the christmas ornaments. >> next up, bikes and ski poles. what do you do with sporting equipment? for a lot of people it's about getting it out of the house. >> in the shed she couldn't put anything in there. her kids are teen ainger. these bikes were from when she was 8 years old and the skis they haven't used in ten years. ebay launched a new initiative take a smartphone and take a picture and people will buy it. they take 10% of the total sales. $42 on average for each bike they're getting $150 on average for skis. these are a little older so we think the total amount we'll zbet $80, plus someone comes and gets them or pays for the shipping so it's decluttering.
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and that's what this is about. >> priceless. lot of us have gold necklaces or whatever all tangled up at home. solution for that. >> tangled up or the earrings you lost the partner and only have one. go to the local jewelry store. gold is so high, $1,600 an ounce that's for 24 carat gold. it's a process but you could bring your gold in, they'll take the stones out, weigh it and tell you how much you're going to get. she hasn't worn this in so long, $285 for this whole situation right here and if you could look at my wrist, these are from when i was a little girl, and i asked, feel how thin they are, how much would these be $50. this is another way, turn gold into cash. >> will they detangle it for you? >> you don't have to which is the best part. >> vintage clothes here. >> we call them vintage. she didn't know the exact year or have brand names. you take a picture, put it online and people bid for it. they'll send you the shipping
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label so you don't have to do anything. we took the six dresses and the leather pants. she never wears them. even though they're beautiful they may not be beautiful on you so that's when you know to declutter. they'll take 0% for all of this $208 plus she has room in her closet for more clothing and better clothing that fits her. >> last but not least you can donate. >> you can always donate. look what little boy will be so happy, vintage terrell owens from the cowboys jersey and all this clothing we have that we don't wear. she's going to donate to victims of sandy but you can donate to local charity and don't forget to get her a receipt. the grand total is $1,133 without ever leaving the house. now she's ready to do all the different parts of her life. once you purge you're ready to do it in all parts of your life. >> the weekend makeover, things for not just decluttering but all aspects of your life.
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thank you. still ahead the remarkable weight loss stories of celebrities who slimmed down, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back at 8:51 with new help for fathers facing parent hood alone after losing a spouse to cancer. cheer's dr. nancy snyderman. >> reporter: another normal day in raleigh, north carolina, for bruce hamm.
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the father of three young girls is doing laundry, making waffles for breakfast. >> pretty good. >> reporter: and getting himself ready for work. but there's something missing from this picture that makes bruce's family a little different. >> it just wasn't registering when i went through it that she was going to die that quickly. i thought we had more time. and we just didn't. >> reporter: in 2010, bruce lost his wife, lisa, to cancer, after 16 years of marriage, and in that moment, bruce became a statistic, just like the estimated 20,000 other men who annually lose their wives to cancer and find themselves facing parent hood alone. >> cancer is certainly amongst the leading causes of early parental loss in this country and around the world. >> reporter: psychiatrist dr. donald rosenstein realized a need for these grieving families, he started a first of its kind monthly support group to help single fathers who lost
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their wives to cancer. bruce was one of the first to join. >> when i heard about this group i thought you know, that's interesting to be in a room with folks similar to me. >> reporter: the journey hasn't been easy. >> the crying started the first night with the first person that opened his mouth, and i think it began to be a safe place for these macho guys that didn't share their feelings. >> reporter: soon men who started off as strangers became dear friends. >> definitely call these guys my friends, every one of them, yes, we've been through a lot together and we share a lot of pain together. >> reporter: these men are participating in a university of north carolina project to get the word out. they have launched a website called offering resources and support for fathers struggling to put the broken pieces of their lives back together. >> it has been particularly meaningful to watch these men pull themselves together over
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time, recognize that they can do this, that they're going to be all right, that their kids are going to be all right. >> reporter: bruce's children bailey, lucy and annie see how much the group has helped their dad as he deals with life one day at a time. >> i think he likes meeting other guys and talking about it. >> yes. >> their struggles together. >> makes him feel like he's not the only one. >> yes. >> reporter: a dad with new roles and responsibilities that once upon a time he could have never imagined. >> it's critically important to me that my kids have the same childhood that they would have had, had my wife been alive. i think lisa looks down on this household. i think she laughs. i think she rolls her eyes, and i think she'd be really proud of me. >> reporter: for "today," dr. nancy snyderman, nbc news, new york. >> by the way we'll have more information on the story. if you like it go to our website
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at carson daly is here, he'll co-host our next hour. >> that's amazing by the way, thank you so excited. >> are you ready? >> yes. >> what have you done today? >> i spread the paper today. >> oh my gosh. >> i've already apologized to willie geist. i'm ready to go. it's an honor to be here. thanks for having me. >> your life has to be hectic with "the voice" back on. >> we're so lucky the show is doing good things for our network but show that struck a chord with america, not just the singing but the idea of people getting behind people and great storytelling mark burnett and the network put together. tonight's a great episode >> we look forward to that and look forward to you hosting the next hour here. >> we'll have more after a check of your local news on a monday morning.
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at 8:56, laura garcia-cannon, that breaking news is an amber alert in the south bay. here is the little girl authorities are looking for. 1-year-old gabriella quintero. police say she was taken just before 7:00 outside a home on amador court. police are now looking for 2006 white jeep liberty. she was in the back seat of that car when it was taken. california license plate number 6 bwk 440. officers say a hispanic female was last seen driving that jeep. want to check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning to you, laura. as we head through the day, temperatures are comfortable, mostly cloudy conditions,
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welcome to "today" on this monday the 25th of march 2013, some messy weather across the country this morning headed our way in new york city later on. the winter will not quit as we come up on april next week. inside studio1a -- >> just had to point out it was the groundhog said it would be an early spring. punxsutawney phil, not al roker. >> you bet. >> we're getting messy stuff here. >> not too bad. >> tamron was complaining about it earlier. >> starting so early. >> i'm willie geist with tamron hall and al roker and the host of "the voice" carson daly. >> great to be with you, thanks for having me. >> all week. >> i will be here, i'm going to sleep somewhere in this studio. >> that's not necessary, willie has a nice crib you can. >> sure. i want to just be here, be prepared, i'll be in the same suit until friday.
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>> we should say he's here to ring in the new season of "the voice" tonight on nbc. >> season four starts tonight. we have two new coaches, shakira and usher, prolific, both fit the model of what we're trying to do, have a-listers discover and develop people and not just judge them and make fun of them so it's the same old voice you've loved the previous seasons but they inject a whole new level. usher you see him in the red chair there, this guy, he found justin bieber, he really is the model. shakira i think america will quickly fall in love with if they haven't already. tonight's episode is two hours and the best two hours of "the voice" we've ever produced. it's really that dynamic. >> the thing that sets this show apart besides your -- >> thank you, al. >> you got the great coaches but it's really about the singers. it's not about the judges. >> none of us when they came in with the idea, america thought, nbc thought we were nuts to do another one of the singing competitions but the commonality
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between myself as a producer and the coaches, let's be credible and try and help each other. that's all we have to do and the show has gotten rich in heart, it's a great family show to have on. >> even though i love the competitors and the people who show up, those judges and the fact that you put in shakira this time around i read an interview with blake who had a very interesting year, heartbreak within his own family, there for the kids and the show and he talked about shakira really being he thinks the wildcard, thinks she's going to bring it to a different level. >> oh she does. she's been somebody who, you know, independent her whole life, she does so much philanthropy, she's fantastic. she's a great artist and there's a lot of ceiling of discovery for her from america so i think as the show goes on you'll fall in love with her. >> blake also said they're still giving her crap, that was his words. >> the funny thing is blake couldn't understand her for the first two hours of shooting. i don't know about her, i like her but i don't know what the hell she's saying. >> some people can't understand
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him. >> exactly. >> what's the pitch to these artists? these are a-list artists who are busy, have a lot going on in their lives. what do you come to shakira and usher and say why they should be doing that. >> usher is a great example. this would be a good problem when we started the show. we'd be lucky enough to go multiple seasons our coaches are not celebrity judges trying to revamp a career. >> they're touring artists. >> we've always known and treated it like "iron chefs" once you have the chair it's your chair for life and we'll pinch-hit but usher came into my radio show he's been probably asked to do any number of the shows and i sat down with him for a long time and really tried to express to him the fact of how credible we're trying to be in making a difference in people's lives on this show and this show is different, the talent level is through the roof, and he said i know. i watch the show, i love the show and i'm in. >> you unlock the door and let them out. >> that's right.
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he's been a great addition. >> let me say a lot of us at nbc are glad you're back, tonight "the voice." >> "revolution's" back. big night. >> big night. >> the reboot begins! >> nothing riding on you. carson we dialed up a game calling it daily or weekly. >> how clever. >> daly without the "i." so we're going to ask you a burning question and tell us whether you do this daily or weekly. >> okay. >> first one speak to your beautiful mother. >> wow, somewhere in between. if it's not daily -- if text something included then daily. >> give him that one. >> great answer. >> i love my mom. >> it's not like it's a wrong answer. >> that's the correct answer, talk to your mom every day. >> america demands accuracy. >> your mother, breast cancer survivor. >> incredible woman. how much time do we have? it's her birthday this week. she's a huge fan of the "today"
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show. she loves me more than my sister probably. no it's a fact. ask her. if you see my mom ask her. there she is drinking wine. she is incredible. she's a huge fan of the "today" show. >> beautiful smile. >> she will be sleeping out the there. >> we can get her inside. >> she watched "last call" and drank coffee is watching now. hi mom, i love you so much. >> does your mom watch the show and give you notes like some of us? >> my mom and sister had a famous saying in high school, nothing good happens after midnight and now i have a late night show on at 1:30 in the morning and starting to realize how smart she is. she watches everything and gives me great notes. she's in television herself she has a little talk show. >> next one, workout at the gym, daily or weekly? >> that's a tough one. that's kind of my life struggle is my weight, i'm always trying to find that balance. i have two kids, a 6-month-old
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now so it's three times a week if i'm lucky and it's wherever i can get it in, like a treadmill for 45 minutes. >> so weekly that's fair. >> more than weekly. it's a tweener. >> it's a tweener. >> there's my family, aren't they beautiful? there's siri, jax and james and etta jones in an ugly sweater. >> that's cute. >> this is the take two nicely. >> talk about celebrity weight loss two experts on the subject. "the voice" has been all over the news but there were people talking about christina aguilera. >> recently. >> she came to a "voice" premiere event. >> we premiered in front of 1,200 fans at the theater in hollywood, it's premiere, all the coaches are there, the f fanfare. the next day in the headlines christina aguilera loses weight. that was the dominating headline. we're obsessed with weight in this culture.
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she looked great two weeks ago, but any sort of fluctuation five, ten pounds for celebrities it is just, it's everywhere and what drives the tabloids. >> we say celebrities but be honest it's women. they talk about a little bit with guys but proportionately it's with women and there's been this obsession with christina aguile aguilera. i think it's awful and mean the way people treat her. it's unbelievable. no matter what she does. >> i think it's because she's uber famous people think that gives them a license to say whatever they want. >> it's ridiculous. >> she did look good but why is that the headline? >> she looks good, dot dot dot and bring up a picture when you don't look "your best." >> she was there to support shakira in season four. >> and it becomes the headline. >> women take it more. >> "huffington post" had a slide show up, you in there. >> when i lived here i like to have a good time and live life
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and i was single in new york and indulged and i lost probably 30 or 40 pounds, i got into cycling, got to the point where i was trying to take better care of myself, move out to california that does it for you because you can't eat past 10:00 p.m. in california. >> is it something you felt like you needed to do for your career. did someone say dude you need to shed a few pounds. >> i'd be lying if i didn't say that. it's about balance. >> they told me to gain weight when i first started. >> you look great, al, you always have. >> both of you look good. >> real quick our take three, i know you're a sports fan. >> i am. >> the cinderella story. >> unbelievable. >> florida gulf coast university won again, the first 15 seed to ever make the sweet 16 history in the tournament, beat georgetown friday, san diego state yesterday. if you've heard of that school 72 hours ago i'll give you 100 bucks. >> only 16 years old. >> ever since march madness i
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learn a new school. isn't the david and goliath of march madness fun? this is where america gets engaged somebody not supposed to thereby and they're there. >> i'm not a basketball fan but i love the storylines. >> how far can they go, willie? >> in the bracket they play florida again, they're the best team in the ncc, georgetown was the best team in the big east. this team is good. it's not like a flukish one win. >> can they ride the confidence in. >> absolutely, they have swagger. >> it's not last-minute shots they're beating teams through the game. >> they have swagger but the video of them dancing, they have the best dance so far of any celebration. >> the coach? >> the cbs director is like joe michaels. >> you mean -- >> that's the coach's wife. >> so there you go. >> stupid question. >> you get a good answer. with that the smooth turn to tamron with the headlines. a major storm has a big
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chunk of the country asks what happened to spring. illinois east to the carolinas and north to new york, this is the same spring storm that pummeled the midwest over the weekend causing multiple car pile-ups and road closings. secretary of state john kerry touched down on a surprise visit to afghanistan this morning. he flew in after a trip to iraq. he plans to meet with afghan president hamid karzai but is not expected to confront him over his anti-american statement like the charge that the u.s. is conspiringthe taliban. prince harry will arrive in may, circle your calendar he'll visit colorado springs, i love this, for the warrior games between injured vets from the u.s. and britain. i love that he's coming to the games and also going to visit the victims of hurricane sandy in new jersey, complete opposite of the vegas trip that he made. "the croods" take in get this, $44 million according to
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early estimates. "olympus has fallen" was second and "oz the great and powerful" came in at third. the amazing and inspiring story about an oregon teenager reached the base camp of mt. everest conquering more than a mountain. here is nbc's ron mott. >> next couple days where are we going? >> boot camp. >> yes. >> reporter: 15-year-old eli reimer has a mega watt smile and a story to tell his friends at school. eli just became the first american with down's syndrome to hike to the base of the highest mountain in the world, mt. everest. about w his father, justice din, and six others it took a gruelling ten days to trek to an elevation of 17,000 feet. >> some parts of the trail are pretty treacherous as far as just huge steps you have to climb and large elevation gains. >> reporter: daytime temperatures fluctuated from 5 to 25 degrees, colder at night. >> eli slept the best every single night he was out cold for
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the entire night while the rest of us were waking up every hour. >> reporter: down's syndrome can affect muscle tone and fitness level. while the others were experiencing intestinal problems and fatigue, it was eli who forged ahead. >> woo! >> good job! >> eli led us into base camp to the monument there at base camp and looking up and everything around us, all the mountain peaks around us are well over 20,000 feet tall and you feel about that big. but as a dad i felt bigger than the mountains. only 15 years old with down's syndrome. how cool is that? i hope that this encourages people to get the concept that we're all created uniquely, and even though my son is disabled, he's still a gift to those around him and i think for eli, it's just another fun day on the trail. yes. >> reporter: for "today," ron mott, nbc news, new york. >> it is 13 minutes after the
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hour. awesome to say the least and that smile. made my day. got a check of the weather? >> you can't do something, there is your answer. thanks, tamron. we have know down in washington, d.c., white house seeing a little snow, ditto the capital, very light, mostly on grassy surfaces. winter weather advisories, winter storm warnings stretching from illinois down south and we're looking, you can see the spin of this system now, the bulk of the storm making its way through the delmarva peninsula into southern new jersey. the moisture being brought onshore is fairly warm. it will be an icy mix along the coast from philadelphia on into new york city. boston you're out of it, don't worry about it and the snowfall amount will be basically not all that bad. we're looking at anywhere from one to three inches of snow, mostly on those grassy surfaces. that's what's going on in the country. hey, good monday morning. i'm meteorologist christina
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loren. this is a live look from emeryville facing oakland. you can see we've got quite a bit of cloud cover overhead. not expecting showers until overnight to tomorrow. 65 in concord. right around 60 degrees in san francisco. the rain starts as we head through tuesday. it's really hard to pinpoint where the cells will develop. watch out for a few light scattered showers tomorrow. we'll keep that unsettled pattern going all the way through easter sunday. >> and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you. up next, buy one give one products, right after this. [ male announcer ] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore.
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parker sunglasses. some good looking ties. >> this brand is called sigs, they do silk neckties and bow ties. every time you buy one you are donating a school uniform to a school around the world and they're partners with over 100 schools worldwide. >> buy one tie. >> if i buy five do five go? >> exactly. >> i'll take ten of those. >> carson was checking out the necklace. >> this is from bell kazahn. each time you buy one you donate a school uniform to a child in bali. >> baby clothes, carson you can relate. >> this is baby teresa, 100% organic cotton. each time you purchase a romper a romper goes to a child. three color waves named after children that the founders have met. >> great idea, every business should implement it into their business plan. i need this by the way. >> more baby stuff for carson.
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>> this is called everything happy, you can see why and they make everything from flush toys to pillows to blankets and each time you purchase one, an item goes to a child in a hospital or orphanage and what's unique about this brand is that when you purchase an item you get a giving tag that comes along with a registration number. register the number online and direct exactly where your donation goes. >> is this good business for these companies? does it cost them to do this? >> it is good business for them. it's fantastic. >> how about soap box. >> this is soap box soap. >> a lot of dirty people in the world. this is going to be good. >> these are a mere $5 each and they're cruelty free, vegan, fluten free, made with all natural ingredients and come in scents like lacvender, eucalyptus, and each time you purchase one, one goes to a child. >> easily mistaken for cheese. carson took a bite in the break. flashlights. >> this is 1 million lights,
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solar powered lights and the whole concept behind this organization is the mission is to donate 1 million lights to communities in need and the reasoning is that the kerosene lamps which are so popular globally are expensive, and pollutant and horrible for the environment. >> the power just went out in my neighborhood. we weren't prepared. i was going to get kerosene lamps. this is what i need. >> exactly, buy one. >> this is the 20th century. the world game here soccer balls. >> the one world football project, football meaning a soccer ball and this is an indestructible ball for $40. >> what do you mean indestructible? >> it won't flatten, never deflat deflates, and you buy one and a child gets one. >> no maintenance soccer ball love it. >> this is out of print clothing, t-shirts depicting book covers, a lot of classic books and they're very soft, much like a well loved, well
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worn book and each time you buy one a book goes to a community in need via the brand's partner, books for africa. >> this is "the great gatsby" what is that? >> an upcoming film you'll hear about soon. i love this one, smile squared toothbrushes. >> biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes for only $6 and each time you buy one a child gets one. >> good idea for the companies and great products. lot of shopping done. >> thank you for all of this. still to come we'll trick out your easter basket. that's possible apparently. but first these messages. and a. a job for one man and one superhero. get a free movie ticket when you purchase four specially marked boxes of red baron pizza. with its heroic goodness, lively sauce and wondrous ppings. see marvel's iron man 3,
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9:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. an update to breaking news in san jose where an amber alert is still in effect for a 1-year-old girl. police say gabriella quintero was inside of a 2006 white jeep liberty when it was stolen outside of a home on amador court not far from the intersection of story road and ja jackson avenue. officers say a hispanic female last seen driving away. california license plate number on your screen 6 bwk 440. if you have any information, call police or chp. in the meantime a richmond teenager fighting for his life after an overnight stabbing. the suspect who slashed him is still on the loose. investigators tell us the teen was stabbed on marina way and metro walkway at midnight. right now he's in critical condition at a nearby hospital. police tell us it's still too early to tell if that stabbing is gang related. so far investigators have not received any specific
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information about a possible suspect or suspects. right now we're going to take a quick break but we'll have a look at weather and traffic after this.
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welcome back. time is 9:28. taking a live look. bay bridge cloudy, not as cloudy as we will be towards the end of the day. we have a storm system approaching the coast. that will continue to spill clouds through all day long. 60 in san francisco. limited sunshine. you'll notice temperatures dropping off by 3 to 4 degrees from yesterday's highs. we'll cool off more tuesday into wednesday. check your drive. hi, mike. good morning. the approach off west 92 jamming up, approaching 101 as you come across. an earlier stalled vehicle looks like it's cleared from the lanes. more problems on the peninsula. here we have a slow drive 880, starting to clear, fremont, right around mission. back to you.
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♪ back now more of "today" on
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this monday march 25th. i'm willie geist along with tamron hall, al rockker and our special coahost carson daly, ho of "the voice." he said willie do you know of home accessories that can freshen up a room? >> do you have an answer? >> we have the answer coming up. >> 9:30 a.m. on fire. >> how many people love peeps at easter time. >> not my favorite. >> especially when you leave them out a couple of days. >> not a peeps fan. >> we have great new ideas for special easter baskets. >> we have easter baskets with wine and since your mom had the wine -- >> that's more my speed. >> there you have it. carson is here, he's going to test our knowledge about what we know, two new coaches on "the
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voice" usher and shakira. i have butterflies and don't get it wrong, i'm so competitive i want to win and impress shakira and usher. >> you have no know their music. >> i've won then. how excited are you about the premiere? >> the show is already good but we feel the two new coaches inject a whole new kind of vibe, everything that you love about "the voice" and it's flipped into another gear. it's not always about the coaches it's the level of talent, the people with their stories, come from all over the country. you'll laugh and cry, two hours, family television tonight at 8:00. >> you've got it all in there. >> how about that plug? >> someone send me a chocolate peacock. come on. >> or how about a peep? there you go. and the other thing that sets it apart it's got one of the greatest hosts going. >> well, thank you. it's fun to do. we've got wild weather out here, let's show you what's going on, first of all for today, we've got this storm system making its way through
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the mid-atlantic states and northeast, not a big problem, upper elevations mostly, alleghenys, the appalachians, pacific northwest and clouds, heat around the gulf coast into the southwest. tomorrow it is going to be another beautiful day down in southern florida. southwest looking best if you're looking to get away for your spring break. snow showers in the interior great lakes. that's what's going on in the country. good monday morning to you. 9:32, taking a live look over sunol, mostly cloudy conditions. looks like it's feeding time. good looking day, 70 on the way to gilroy, 62 for fremont and 60 in oakland. looks like rain will keep those hills nice and green. spotty showers in the forecast each day through sunday. hope you have a fantastic monday. this morning on "today's
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home" high-end style without a high end price tag. is it me or is it a little dark in here. spring is the perfect time for freshening up your home decor. one easy way to do it is to swap in a new accessory. sabrina soto the host of "the high/low project" and contributor to "hgtv" magazine. good to see you. >> thank you for having me. nice to see you. >> what is the big trend coming up for home decor? >> the color of the year is emerald green so using that in small doses in your house. >> small doses. >> i wouldn't paint it on the walls. not all of the walls. >> let's get started lamps, that's one thing to access rise, freshen up a room. >> we have the high and low. the high is $328, the low is $166. it's a little bit smaller but the high one has a silk shade, where this is made out of linen. >> are you really going to notice? >> not really unless you keep it for many years. nice splash of color. >> mirror is a great way to
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accent a wall or a room. >> make it a lot brighter, look bigger. the high is $500, it's solid brass. this is $299 because it's hollow. it is bigger and has that antique look to it. if you want to get ready in the morning there you go, so you can see yourself. >> these are krilling these end tables. they've been popular for a long time. i cannot possibly tell the difference between the high and the low here. >> you know what? usually with acrylic the thicker it is the more expensive it is. >> this is the same thickness. >> one is $430 and one is $199. >> what? >> pretty good deal. >> this is $199 and this one is shorter. >> i know. >> what's up with that? >> don't shoot the messenger. >> high-end plastic? come on. >> it's acrylic. >> whatever. >> it's great for small spaces. salt and pepper, the high $280, the low is $48.
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the high is 24 carat gold and the low is hand painted. do you have $280 salt and pepper shakers at your house? >> i have the little cow milk containers. really. cutting boards. >> cutting boards the high is $35, the low is $15. the high is made out of maple and the low bamboo. >> more economically and environmentally friendly. >> earth friendly. >> high place settings, $155 for the high, that's real bamboo, the slow only $9, it's faux bamboo for this set here. >> $155 to nine bucks? >> expensive barbecue, huh? >> and could you buy a bunch, they're almost disposable. >> they're not that cheap, al. >> still. >> let's not get crazy. >> bean bags. >> no, they're pooks. >> looks like a bean bag to me. >> that is hand loomed, it's $250. the low is just a cotton cover and it's $99 but these are great
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for kids rooms. >> absolutely. candles. everybody loves candles. >> both 70 hours, the high is 35, the low is 15 and this is hand painted with the lid. >> put it out like that. two of them, you got cymbals. sabrina thank you so much. you were the high end. >> wow. up next how about marshmallow bunnies getting out of here? we have easter baskets with a new look. first these messages. you see the "mini" ion my chest? funny, yes? no. there's nothing mini about me. i'm huge. ahem. any hoo. even my wrapper has a wrapper. flavor? i'm bursting with it. creamy? i ooze it. quality like this... (muffled):...doesn't come everyday. well technically it does because i'm in the grocery but... ooh, how you doin'? rich. creamy. and 100% natural cheese. mini babybel. snack a little bigger.
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for the beach lover, water shoes in there, this is the one stop shop. >> sunglasses. >> this is perfect for an easter egg hunt and take it all season long. >> this is great i'm from california so this is a great california east per. >> taking it to the adults. >> the connoisseur, for the true connoisseur, this is all about luxury, i saw carson eyeing this a little bit. this is a mccamac callan 12. this is the adult easter basket and whiskey stones here. so whiskey stones you put them in the freezer, they will keep your -- he is actually going to open that. >> the whiskey stones are a nice touch. if i can open this by the end of the segment i've done good today. >> we've taken an ice bucket and i use a pretty easter towel.
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>> is this is a dog bed. >> this is for the dog lover. the thing with dogs if you have dogs at home, chocolate is dangerous for them. >> sure. >> so is that easter grass so skip the grass instead fluff your baskets with fabrics and adorable easter dress. >> that would look cute on my chihuahua. >> dogs are like kids. >> easter morning a nice new bed for your dog. >> he's pouring the liquor. >> i'm glad he is. >> warming up for hoda and kathie lee. this is cute. i love the -- how does it taste? >> that is delicious. good morning, "today." >> good morning, "today." so this is for the hostess. these are bee lux candles, made from beeswax, so we have five candles and five soaps. they're doing half off $34.99, free shand willing and that's some wheat grass for the hostess. >> i love chocolate that's my vice. >> these are your makeovers a
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regular easter basket that we took and we put inside another, you can see this box at the craft store for the lego loafer this is foam board. you staple it on and hot glue and the 3-d lego effect these are door stops, 15 apiece and hot glue them there. >> this tutu is too, too cute. >> you have to get this. we've glamed up a white basket, a roll of toulle, and tweezers. >> we're focus, we can eat and drink. >> you create your simple basket and fill it with your traditional favorites. >> maureen thank you so much. that was unbelievably educational. >> this is a family friendly segment carson. >> you want me as guest host for
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a week. >> indulge. >> i feel like i'm in the movie "the hangover." >> tomorrow it will be that way. >> coming up carson actually if he's sober will test our knowledge of "the voice" two new judges who is going to win? i say me. >> can i have a sip? >> please. >> i'm a chicken, no. >> more for me. >> happy easter. >> thank you very much. >> happy easter, we'll be right back. ♪ [ chuckles ] isn't easter fun, red?
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be ready. for high fever, nothing works faster or lasts longer. be ready with children's motrin. ♪ so baby tonight "the voice" is kicking off its fourth season tonight with two new coaches, shakira and usher, joining adam levine and blake shelton. time for a quiz called "name that voice" how well do you know the coaches. i'll read a lyric from one of the coach's songs and you have to guess the voice behind the lyric. if you know the right answer hit the buzzer. >> i got this. >> either shakira or -- >> the answer is adam, blake, shakira or usher. all four. >> gotcha. >> ready to get started. >> al, do you understand the rules of athe game? >> not at all. >> here is the lyric, you'll be my soft and sweet, i'll be your strong and steady -- willie? >> who is blake shelton. >> let's play it down. yes, that's right.
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♪ you'll be my soft and sweet >> there is the song. >> that's why carson has a shot of whiskey. >>? honor of you blake shelton good luck to you tonight, buddy! moving on, here's the lyric "i'm starting to feel just a little abused"" al roker really? name that voice. >> adam levine. >> that is not right. anybody else? >> shakira. >> that is a deep correct shakira. right answer. ♪ very good. >> i didn't understand any of those words. who is the voice, al you're one behind. "but i gotta keep it -- >> usher. >> wow! >> i got to keep it real now! >> how did you do that so fast? >> because i love usher. wow!
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>> very impressed. >> keep doing that, go ahead. >> she had prince write a theme song for her. >> true story, really. >> that's for another quiz. >> that's for another season of "the voice" perhaps. the next lyric is -- "you make me wanna to leave the one. >> come on. >> adam. >> no. >> al? >> shakira. >> no. >> start a new relationship. >> blake shelton. >> no, you are all wrong. >> what's going on here? >> wow. you make me want to leave the one i'm with. >> usher. >> you got it wrong. >> all wrong. you are all wrong. let's move on. who's the artist behind this lyric. the lyric is you say it's too late to make it, but is it too late to try? al roker? >> adam levine. >> how would you know that. >> you know why, we haven't
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gotten around to adam yet. >> purely guessing. you people are making a mockery of my primetime show. >> you just figured this out? >> how dare you. adam levine is correct. ♪ >> it is all tied up. >> no, it's not. she's ahead. >> it is morning tv. it is always all tied up. so be wise and keep on reading the signs of my body. >> shakira. >> as soon as you heard body you knew that one. >> in fact, that is the theme song. we hear that song and break it up. >> break it out to shakira. >> my hips are liars. they are dirty liars. >> you should see him do the shakira. >> more scotch before that happens. >> not allowed on this game show. >> next one is this love has taken its toll on me ♪
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. >> adam levine. >> that's right. ♪ this love has taken its toll on me ♪ >> we like a maroon 5. are you a fan of adam? >> i like adam levine. heavy rotation in our home. >> one more to get to and then this show will not be syndicated in any market. >> oh, come on. >> maybe just this week. here we go. you don't have to throw back your pretty pink lemonade shooter blake shelton. >> that is indeed blake shelton. >> well done. >> there you go. >> it is a tie. you guys all did such a great job. give yourself a round of applause. catch the season premier of "the voice" here on nbc. we are back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. so... [ gasps ]
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coming up the boys party continues as usher is in the house with kathie lee and hoda. >> you have a new security blanket. >> it's a parting gift for my first day of co-hosting, thank you. >> it's like you're on the fourth hour. >> it will be cold in new york. >> revolution's billy burke. >> and all the latest buzz from hollywood. >> we'll
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at 9:56 now we do have an update to breaking news in the south bay. a 1-year-old girl is still missing. that amber alert remains in effect. police say gabriella quintero was inside of a 2006 white jeep liberty when it was stolen outside of a home on amador court in san jose about 6:45 this morning. that's not far from the intersection of story road and jackson avenue. officers say a hispanic female was last seen driving that jeep. officers are now searching for
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that jeep. here is a look at the license plate number. california plate number 6bwk440. of course get in touch with authorities if you see this jeep anywhere out on the road. three people are under arrest after a 22-mile pursuit led officers from hayward onto oakland. officers say they spotted the car driving erratically about 11:00 last night. the car eventually crashed 580 and park in oakland. police say it's possible that driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. police are now saying the suspects may also be linked to a shooting on tennyson road that happened sunday afternoon. now we want to get a look at the roads right now with mike. >> all right. look here at the bay bridge toll plaza, rails as well. we have an update. caltrans tem has reestablished service through the area. here is the south bay where traffic flow is nice, 880, cal tran reinstated service, you do
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hello, everybody. it'sun day monday. it's march 26th. happy pass overto you all. it starts this evening. >> it certainly does. >> i'm happy to see my hodie. >> i'm glad you're back. the weather in d.c., snowing like crazy. >> i know. >> we might get a little here. march the 25th and snowing. >> you know what it is? >> what? >> not fair. we wait a long, long time for spring and it shouldn't be late like this. it's rude. >> it is rude. >> my mom was on her way today because your mom will be here later in the week, we'll have them cooking. >> yeah, yeah. >> can't come because she's snowed in d.c. just kidding. teasing my mother because it makes her laugh. >> tell me about your little vacation. >> anytime you're with your
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children unless you're going to disney world, it's not vacation, if you know what i'm saying. you realize how much work you didn't accomplish when they were growing up. you feel like i got to get it done this week! no. my kids. i'm grateful to god for them. cody's turned 23. >> oh, my god. >> which makes me feel very old. and cassie will be 20. as of august i will not have teenagers. >> and that's the longest you'll be? >> 42. but it was a great week. cody is out of college and planning his life forward and cassie is still auditions and up for a bunch of projects and college as well. you know, they don't need you the same way they once did, but god forbid, because he can't do anything without me. honestly, but you want to raise your kids to get out of the nest and actually accomplish something and get a job. wonderful thing. >> the kids may not need you but there was a guy, you told me something earlier, a guy in a
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restaurant who needed your son like nobody's business. >> i'm not allowed to tell this story on pain of death. but now that you've -- >> sorry, cody. >> oh, i was -- oh, hodie. let me see how i could. oh, he's asleep. okay. nobody wake up cody and tell him -- one of my dearest friends in the world is sam haskell, great friend but agent for 35 years. he was with william morris agency and now he's doing something with warner brothers. had dinner with him and cody and cass in the valley so, we had to get to hollywood to the valley. mistimed it by half an hour. i hate that. turns out there was a reason we were late. if we had been on time -- all of a sudden we're waiting for the check and all of a sudden cody looks over and goes, oh, my god, oh, my god. we all turn around. this heavy set elderly man is choking to death.
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and his wife gets up and is behind him trying to give him the heimlich, which my mother calls the heineken. it's the heimlich. anyway, and so cody remembers that he'd been taught how to do it when he was in eighth grade. he says to the wife, may i perform the heimlich? she goes yes, yes, yes. english accent. so cody goes over, starts in on the man, at least 30 times. cody is 6'4". >> he's strong. >> strong as an ox. and all of a sudden whatever -- it was apple pie the man was eating. you think apple pie goes down easy. >> that one necessary. >> it's important because you know how most people, most people, if something is lodged and they are dying and seeing the pearly gates would be glad to get rid of something like that? >> oh, no. >> this is the thing about the elderly. they want their money's worth, if p you you know what i'm saying. the man chokes it up -- >> no, no, no, no.
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>> reachchews it and swallows i. oh, yes. the whole time, thank you so much, young man, thank you so much. and -- because you know i appreciate your saving my life but i do believe i'm going to have very sore ribs for a while. and cody says you're welcome, sir, i'm happy to be able to do it. as we're leaving, we turn back to say good-bye one more time and the man takes his fork and finishes his apple pie. so there you go. >> i like it. good for cody. >> no, you know what, what i love about it is that he -- first of all, you never think they remember a thing you tell them, but he remembered what his teacher told him in eighth grade, how to do it properly. >> right. >> he also remembered to ask if he could do it so you have witnesses. there's something called the good samaritan law. >> good samaritan law. >> but the whole time he was so strong, oh, dear god, please don't let me kill him because i'm so strong. anyway, the good news is -- i
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was ready to kill him on the way there but not anymore. late, late, late. ready to kill him. at the end of the evening, wanted to give the man the -- >> the nobel prize. >> the nobel peace prize. it was cool. >> let me tell you one quick story. >> no. sorry. we're out of time. >> as usual. i was flying to florida this weekend so i got on the plane and they were de-icing the plane, and i was, like, they're taking a few extra minutes. >> makes me nervous. >> they say we have a security breach on this plane, we're parking it in the middle, everyone turn off your cell phones. we're sitting on this plane while no one is communicating pause they don't know what's going on. they wheel up a set of stairs, these cops and port authority guys get on the plane, go back to the back of the plane, grab three guys and take them off. they say there was some kind of a threat made to this plane, blah, blah, blah. now we're two hours on the ground. >> what a nightmare.
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>> now they say we have to deplane everybody, do a sweep and take off the luggage off. you know who's on the plane to west palm beach. everybody is older, with walkers and canes, takes forever to get everybody off. just saying. >> and their apple pie. >> all the waiting made these young kids, i guess they were doing double shots of scotch, i don't know, but when we reboarded the plane, there was an older man here, an older woman and an empty seat. the drunk-looking empty seat guy decides he's going to get in that chair and he starts straddling the lady and i'm screaming to l ing ting to lois attendant, get him off the plane, because the door's still open. we're there now almost four hours. >> what do you mean straddle the la lady? >> like a drunk person. nobody loves me. >> he was going to find somebody to love him. >> they dragged him off the plane and it turned out the threat was either the ex-girlfriend or the wife of the man had called up and made the threat on the plane because her
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husband was on it. just a phone call threat and all that chaos happened. four hours on the ground. >> giving everybody lots of ideas, hodie. >> everybody knows about that. that's on laue and order. it's an old, tired idea. but i'm saying it was such a pain in the neck, four hours on the ground. >> i get that. but. >> but what? >> what happened to the guy straddling the lady? >> he got -- >> how come that never happens to me? >> can i tell you -- >> how old was she? >> the flight attendant lois, she had the best way of de-escalating, you guys. one lady said i've got to get off this plane. people panicked. she said what's your name? carol. carol, as soon as this is finished we're taking to the plane back to the gate and we're getting off and you don't have to get back on if you don't want to. she looked people in the eye, and everybody gave her a big
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ovation because she calmed that plane down. >> wow. >> so that's my story. >> whatever. >> it's a great story. >> don't look at me like that. like my son saving a life but it's darn good. i missed you. >> i missed you. >> guess who came to see me in l.a.? >> who? >> hoad da. you're hoda. rege. rege has his arm around cass. he says see that? that's where i started my career. see that over there? it took a long time because rege has been around hollywood far long time. it was sweet. he sends his love to coda. >> never calls me by my name. >> give my love to coda. she's great. she's terrific. >> usher is with us from "the voice." so excited. that starts tonight. usher and shakira the new judges. >> getting great buzz. great buzz. >> carson was here earlier. he was saying this may be his favorite season already just based on the first couple of shows. >> the chemistry between the
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judges is -- >> on fire. >> on fire. >> he's going to talk to us about his new career on "the voice." and, you know, he's a huge super megastar, but what we're finding out from this show is super megastars become even bigger megastars when they're on the vo "the voice." >> you get a chance to know them as people, know their personalities. he has a new song called "numb." >> you want to hear it? okay. let's hear it. ♪ i don't care anymore just go numb you never know ♪ ♪ until you let go go numb ♪ >> what are you talking about? >> hey, hoda, you know what star you want to hook up with you've got the opportunity to? >> this is what "details" magazine asked. they said the number three guy all the women want to hook up with is from "the voice," adam
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levine. >> i don't think that would have happened if they'd only known him from his music. perfect example. >> what about blake shelton? >> zac efron number one with you. >> he's number two. and the number one guy women want to hook up with is ryan gosling. >> who are your top three? i know blake is one. >> and two and three. you? >> nobody. >> come on. >> intrigued by the guy straddling the old lady. >> all right. >> for the ladies it was jennifer lawrence, number three, kate upton, number two, and mila kunitz, who is winning everything. >> bad news about kate upton. oh, my god. remember when she -- >> bad news for the kid who invited her. >> there was a young kid on the "today" show wanted to ask kate upton to the prom. she phoned in and said she would check her schedule, a huge and exciting thing for the kid. he got cotton mouth, was freaking out. he was excited. what she said later was we'll have to check our schedules.
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>> which is always -- you know what that means. >> "no." no. >> not a chance in hades. >> so anyway, the bottom line is it's -- she's not doing it. i think there's a sound bite. let's listen. >> jake, make your pitch. this is the time. make your pitch. >> kate, i'm telling you it will be a great night, great evening. i could even get the curfew extended hopefully, talk to my parents maybe. it could go -- great dinner before. i'd hope you'd be interested if your schedule is free. and what time should i pick you up if you're interested? >> kate? >> well, i really just have to check my schedule, but you seem like so much fun and if everything works out i'd to go with you. i know we'd have a blast. >> i know we would. thank you. >> no, no, no. >> not going to happen. here's the thing. you can't start it like that. everybody wants to go to the pom
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wi prom with kate upton. right? everybody wants to do lots of things with kate upton and there's only so much time in a young girl's schedule. >> what's your "favorite thing"? >> i had it and it's right here. >> what is it? >> you know sonja, her this is my favorite thing because it's angled like your eyebrow is. it's fantastic. it's got this little thing on the end. and then -- there's this waxy stuff in there that keeps it from, you know, moving too much. >> smudging? >> smudging and stuff. love it, love it, love it. when i got back to the office this morning -- >> what else? >> this young lady had painted wine glasses for us. she owns the black sheep pub in alpena, michigan. >> how cute. >> called the black sheep pub. and you know what, she was struggling with her little restaurant, her bar. and she said she started wine nights, wine club nights, the second tuesday, i think, of every three weeks.
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>> okay. >> it helped her so much with her business. >> i love it. >> maybe we can -- >> i love it. >> no time. so sad. >> and here's the thing you've been waiting for, people. it's called the pms candy bar. best thing ever. it's got peanut butter, milk chocolate and salted potato chips. >> stop it. >> $4 at lucas candies dotcom. >> but hoda, how many calories? because that's just -- oh, my god. my goodness. >> that's the cure. so good. >> our sara is coming up next. >> usher is in the house. he'll tell us about his new gig as coach of "the voice." we're excited to hear from him. >> what were your favorite celebrities up to this weekend? we'll have the latest buzz. >> was that tim stack? i am babybel. you see the "mini" on my chest? funny, yes? no. there's nothing mini about me. i'm huge. ahem. any hoo. even my wrapper has a wrapper.
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he can dance his tushie off. >> but now -- he is the smooth new coach to recruit the best talent on nbc's hit show "the voice" that premieres tonight. so take a look. >> when i said earlier i thought you sang it as well as christina, i still believe that but it was completely different. >> there's the backpedalling. >> as far as i'm concerned, i'm running for president right now. >> but i'm looking for the first lady. >> that was pretty good. >> because he would have never made it without her. >> right out of the gate. >> coming out strong. >> you have to be on your best, you know? it's all about really selling them and having them, you know, have the confidence. and obviously the show really does focus on the voice, literally. >> which is when it comes down to it, if you want a long-term career you can't fake it just in the recording studio. >> it's about the human. i've come to recognize that.
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working with blake and working with adam, they're obviously a lot more comfortable. they both have won. so we have to come in there with, like, guns blazing. and shakira, she's just gorgeous. >> she is beautiful. >> what's it like stepping into this group? you're the new kids in the classroom. did you try and fit in or do you make your mark? >> they play well. they have manners. ? they made room for you. >> they made room for us. i think blake more than anything really made me comfortable. he's closest to me. >> such a personality. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> so how did you pitch people to come on your team? because that's not an easy thing. >> wow. you know, you try everything you possibly can. but really it's ultimately your passion. >> yeah. >> they want to know that, you know, they're getting a coach who's going to fight for them and work along to nurture them to be the artist that they'd like to be. i don't play the justin bieber card often. but i -- >> you have one justin bieber in your life. you don't have to play it that often. >> when you're looking for a
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talent that could be like him or greater, you know, for me, because i take it serious, you know. of course winning t ing thning s ultimately what the goal of the show is but preparing incredible entertainers is what i'm all about, artist development, because that's who i was, that's how i was trained as an artist. >> no gimmicks. c. low had the -- >> the cat. >> i might have a little fun with it. i can't say i won't have a parrot nap's his thing. >> how about a playboy bunny? >> female. >> yes. >> playboy bunnies. >> are there males? >> i don't know if there are. maybe you know something i don't. >> no, i know nothing. >> what is it like with shakira, because she's the other new kid in the classroom. >> we know those hips can't lie but she's adorable. >> they don't lie at all. she's great. she is definitely very aggressive and convincing. when she wants something, she goes after it. >> really. good. >> after the first day i realized you know what, this is
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like -- it's a battle. like, you know, it's friendly, a friendly environment. >> healthy competition. >> yeah. >> carson came in the makeup room today and he thought this season and this first show may be one among the best that has ever been done on "the voice." >> it's the truth. >> really? >> it's the truth. we actually went through an incredible, you know, time. we now finished our line auditi audition, and you guys are going to see that tonight. but this is -- man, it's not often that you have chemistry that instantly just works like that. >> yeah. >> and i think, you know, they really put an incredible group together. >> what's happening here? hold up to the camera? what are those? >> you'll see these tonight on camera. >> what are they? >> they're big. >> are they birds? >> no. this is a horse. and this is a -- >> toucan? >> no. >> a turtle? >> toucan sam. no. this is a phoenix. >> of course it is. >> how we going to get justin bieber to pull his pants up? that's all i want to know. you can catch the season
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we're back on this fun day monday with more of today. and actor billy burke plays miles mathison on the nbc hit show, we love saying that, the nbc hit show "revolution" where every single piece of technology, computers, planes, cars, phones, has been mysteriously blacked out forever. >> that changed during the exciting fall finale when the militia found a way to generate power, spelling trouble for the brave rebels. >> no. >> are you following? >> yes. >> take a look. >> go! >> in here! >> wow. >> welcome. >> must be boring to be here with us after that, huh? >> well, yeah. you guys can just go ahead and
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read the paper. >> let me tell you what's great about the paper today. you ep up "usa today," on front, "the voice," and on the back, all about "revolution." do you feel a lot of pressure? he's looking for an answer. >> you don't look like you do, but do you? >> i personally do not feel the pressure, no. we're doing what we can and i'm -- sure, i'm encouraging people to come back and watch because the second half of the season becomes a whole different thing. we were on a big quest to find danny in the beginning and now that we found him, the -- >> where was danny? >> danny was taken by monroe. >> hate it when that happens. >> who's monroe? >> monroe is this guy played by david lions. >> bad guy. >> he's a bad guy. >> probably with good intentions. >> i was original cast to play that role, as a matter of fact. >> oh, really. and what happened? >> they couldn't find the guy to play miles, and so i was already
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there. >> you're so good at actor that you could have played any part. >> sure. let's say that. >> let me ask you this. if you have not watched "revolution," a lot of people have. >> my father. >> if you're joining now, will you be quick to understand what's happening? >> without having back story. >> oh, yeah. simple concept. there's no power. no power. and like i -- for me, the show really is -- it's about how stupidly simple life is. don't die. and fight for if the things you care about. >> you started out as a musician. you went to l.a. to pursue that whole thing. >> kind of. i was living in seattle during the whole -- the whole -- >> nirvana thing. >> that whole thing. >> you got caught up in that? >> i was playing a rock band from about 15 years old to 25 years old and that stuff started to happen in seattle. i recognized that i was doing nothing like that. i was doing -- what i was doing
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was completely -- just wasn't going to work during that time. so i moved to l.a. i had this weird demo deal with warner brothers at the time and it didn't pan out, and i decided to read for everything i could while i was there. >> love how that turned out. >> do a lot of people recognize you from the twilight movies? is that the main thing now? >> yeah. it happens. without the -- without the fantastic mustache, it doesn't happen that often. >> really much cuter. >> without it. >> thank you. >> we like it like that. >> we're into it. >> the mustache was sort of a device. when i got that gig, i kind of knew it would have an audience. >> its own zip code. are you kidding? >> yeah. so when this thing is over with, how do i, you know, maintain some sort of anonymity? and i was, like -- i showed up on the set the first day of shooting with that mustache and just kind of walked up to the director, katherine hardwig,
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and now on "today's buzz," from a box office weekend shocker to the debut of justin timberlake's newest album. >> here with "the buzz," senior writer -- >> did you get promoted? >> no. i'm doing god's work on this show. >> let's not go too far. okay? >> carbon monoxide of a debbie downer for tina fey's movie, "admission." >> i know. it did not do great. basically, it's a bomb, basically. it opened this weekend. it's a bomb. opened this weekend at like $6.4 million. >> what were they expecting? >> i think they were expecting probably higher in the teens or at least like double digits. but the big news was "the croods," a dreamworks movie, which did really well. >> we loved "olympus' fall." i was stunned to see so many critics didn't like it. >> it got like an a-minus from
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audiences. i think it's going play really well into the summer. >> what about tina's? word of mouth at this point? >> i don't think audiences liked it. they gave it a b-minus, not great. i think it was mismarketed, it's a weird plot, and -- >> besides that, how was it? >> yeah. >> paul rudd. >> paul rudd's not goon a good x office track right now. he's kind of like box office poison. >> put his hand up like that. i can't think of him the same way anymore. >> not sure i'm familiar with that role. okay. a snuff film? >> what about "spring breakers"? >> that did pretty well. this kind of sexually charged movie about these teens going on spring break, selena gomez -- >> and four thongs. >> starring four thongs. it did actually -- it did okay. it expanded. but i think word of mouth. people seem to be very polarized by it. it's not surprising because this
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director is kind of a -- he's an acquired taste, and i think people were sort of turned off by the graphicness of it. >> and the kids, the fan base, can't go. >> they have to sneak in. it does limit the audience. >> all i heard was how amazing james frankel was but he doesn't show up until late in the film. >> he's supposed to be amazing. i think the rest of the movie is like -- unless you like thongs. >> let's talk about tilda swinton. what is she doing? >> i don't know, but i'm obsessed with it. >> explain it. >> she might be here right now in a box. she's everywhere. she has been -- over the weekend she popped up in a box in the m moma and she's sleeping. >> the art museum. >> it's a performance art called dwt maybe" she's done before previously in 1995, 1996. look at this kid. mommy, why is the woman from clayton in a box? why is -- so confusing. >> is she actually sleeping?
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i don't know i could fall asleep with all those eyeballs. you might drool or something. >> ambien? where does she pee? she has a bucket of water and some glasses. >> maybe there. why the glasses? >> exactly. i don't know. are you reading? i feel like that box is going to get stinky. a lot of -- >> she's a quirky woman. >> i'm not saying she's stinky. just life, nature happens. >> maybe they change her sheets. >> let's talk justin timberlake real quick, his album. >> "20/20 experience," on track to sell between 950,000 and 975,000, maybe a million -- >> in the first week. >> in the first week. maybe a million by the end of today. not sure. >> he can't do anything wrong these days. >> and remember we talked about him being the host of the oscars? >> it was in the paper now. >> we called it. >> can you say something good about me and maybe that will happen to me? >> no. >> okay. >> love you. >> it is time to get organized.
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that's us. >> that looks like us. >> today we're kicking off our new series, "frazzled to focused." does your life feel hectic? >> yes. this week we're tackling getting organized with everything from your home to your love life. >> oh, goodie. >> here to get us started is "today's" lifestyle expert amy goodman. >> who's pretty perfect. >> actually my basement flooded a week and a half ago and for inspiration for this segment, i tried to reorganize my garage. i live through the same pains as everybody else. when you get that space organized -- >> it creates peace. >> it's like mental clarity. >> serenity.
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hoda, it's a good thing. where are we starting? >> brand-new from the container star, their alpha utility boards. they came out last week. it comes with the accessories for $75, all the hooks and bins and sometimes shelves you need to get your tools out of that cluttered drawer and up and visual. >> so you can see them so you don't have to go digging through everything. >> exactly. >> like your purse. >> and on that same note, we have these magnetic spice jars from bed, bath, and beyond, for hex screws. >> so clever. >> and take small knickknacks and put them in individual places. for all the balls rolling around the garage, this is called the ball claw from the container store. you put your most often used balls and your favorites up on the wall. get things on the wall where you can visually see them. this i love for kids who do a lot of activities and sports. from the clear handbags and more, i got clear totes. put like items for one sport in
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there. my daughter's soccer stuff, my son's swimming things and hang them on the garage wall with the chand hooks. you take them off the wall, put them other places -- >> doesn't damage them. >> exactly. as they grow, you can move the hooks up. one sport activity in one place. >> what about for gardening? >> your favorite thing, hoda. upgrade your furniture from your garage. maybe you have an underutilized cabinet in your house, a bookshelf, a dress ek like this. pull it into the garage and use it to store various things. this one from pbt has labels so we can tell you it has tools, sporting equipment, et cetera. for gardening items, i love these locker bins from land of nod for a high shelf, because when you pull them out, you can see what is contain through the mesh sidings here. from threshold from target, we have different ways you can organize your seeds and plant food and make it visually pretty in your garage if that's your
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thing. >> i like things like that. they function but they're nice looking. >> right? >> now, moving into -- >> we have less than a minute, sweetie. >> okay. for the basement from cv2, covered storm, a great cabinet called the hide-and-seek cabinet, brand-new style tiles which come in different configurations to organize your family in the basement from photos to arts and crafts supplies. all kinds of boxes you can put on the wall. i love this desk pshgs kardon desk from cb2 because you can use it for an office space to write things in the basement or for the kids to do arts and crafts or swipe it off and put on snacks for march madness. >> gorgeous. >> for your closet in the basement, this is called the guitar hanger dotcom. >> genius. >> a beautiful hanger to the guitar out of the case, easy to play and much safer an a stand on the floor where kids and pets can knock it over. and a purse organizer. >> thank you for cleaning us up.
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>> the brand-new life in 48 hours. >> the weekend makeover. first this is "today" on nbc.
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in each chapter of her book, "weekend makeover," jill martin promises to attack a different part of your life that needs fixing. the result, a whole new start in 48 hours. >> we put out this twitter search and by we, i mean jill, and we got tons of responses from women who needed help. jill found one lucky woman who needed a weekend makeover. hey. congratulations. ? thank you. the beauty makeover chapter is what we opened for this and we got such a huge response. this is the one we chose. i want to read rachel's tweet from new jersey. "shimmer body lotion from before my son was born, mascara from 2010." we set out to change rachel's beauty return forever.
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>> this is going to be fun. hope she has garbage bags ready. hello! >> hi, jill. >> nervous? >> a little bit but come on in. i'm ready. >> show he me this. >> kind of my hidden secret. welcome to my bu the i closet. what do i do, jill in i really need some help. >> i came with some very advanced tools. >> uh-oh. >> a garbage bag. i'm going to take a crack at this. this isn't even enough for one. expired in '03. that's safe. >> that's embarrassing. >> i would say five, six, seven, eight years old. >> wow. oh, look. >> you never know when you're going to need a tiara. >> this is like your real makeup bag. right? >> this is my everyday makeup bag. >> what happened? >> i didn't want you to see that, but i dropped my compact on the floor. how about my eyelash curler from high school? >> this is your eyelash curler from high school? >> that's right. >> so now that i know what i'm
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de dealing with, i'm going to do my work and get rid of everything in here that's expired or empty. empty. this is a potion, she doesn't know what it is, from high school. an empty sample. another empty sample. empty sample. july 14th, 2008. something you can keep. the bag's getting heavy here. empty. empty. empty samples. scrunchies, clips. >> i'm ready. what? oh, my god. i can understand how it can be this simple. i've been building up and building up stuff and not throwing it away. thank you so much for doing that for me. i wouldn't have done it myself. i can not believe how heavy this is. my third baby. >> what did he we miss? did you take out her garbage, too? she can do that on her own, can't she? >> i know. i helped her. but it was very emotional
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getting rid of some of that stuff because a lot of it she had -- it was makeup since high school. >> six mos is supposed to be the shelf life. >> i know. on a lot of things. i want to show you the before and after because it really is staggering. >> we saw the before. >> but then i said to her, it's okay to have empty shelves and when you open your beauty cabinet you should see pretty so you feel pretty. she sent us the after, after shot, which i know we have. look at that. >> do you think she changed her behavior now going forward? >> i do. she said she loves getting ready every morning now. she opens it up, she feels pretty, it's easier and it's gone into other parts of her life. >> that's what i'm telling you, hoe ka d.a. woman. >> me? >> yes. >> what should we keep? >> a few tips. anything with a wand. so that, lip gloss, mascara, three months it goes. these are all drugstore items. >> three months? >> because it's like bacteria waiting to happen.
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you open it, put it back. >> put it on your lips and god only know where is those have been. >> okay. then -- i wish. 6 to 12 months, moisturizer, cleanser and foundation. that's when you should look, even though you put these in the bathroom so the temperature changes so you think of the bottle opening and closing and alleges ba also bacteria and also effectiveness. >> so buy smaller bottles. you boy the big one and you don't use it. >> that's exactly what my dermatologist says as well. if you buy big bottles, those family friendly bottles -- >> you're one person. you won't use them before the expiration date. >> and suntan lotion. if you have it from last summer, get rid of it. >> good luck, jill. good luck with the book. >> weekend makeover. >> carolina k
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joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon in for jon kelley. >> i'm marla tellez. lets get right to that breaking news. an amber alert out of san jose is now in its fifth hour. a child has been missing since just before 7:00 this morning. nbc bay area's arturo live where this all started. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, marla. there is still a solid police presence on amador court. pretty soon they are going to be moving their operation toss a mobile command center nearby. as you said, this did start just of a 6:30 this morning. as the hours pass, the concern grows with police, because the baby was in the suv when it was stolen. now, the police response was quick and intense. more than a dozen police cruisers clogged the small amador court. the more was loading up the jeep liberty going back and forth
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from the house to the suv. when she went back into the house in one trip, someone jumped into the jeep and drove away. her daughter, 11-month-old gabriella quintero was in the vehicle. they immediately issued amber alert, alerted response, covert unit, planes took to the skies and officers operated a grid search. they describe the chaotic moments after the baby was taken. >> i was about to get up to go to work. i heard screaming. the mom was screaming hysterically in the morning. we all ran out. we thought maybe someone had tried to run away with the baby or something. >> we're hoping to get a lot of tips, a lot of information from the community. that's the whole purpose of an amber alert, the whole purpose for reaching out to the community in calls like this. >> now, the stolen vehicle is a white 2006 jeep liberty. it's an actual photo here of the suvt


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